You can’t overdose on a new life. Medical detoxification is the process of cleansing an addict’s body from the chemicals and toxins that have attached themselves to the brain and internal organs and systems due to substance abuse. Detox is performed in a clinical setting, by trained medical doctors who closely monitor heart rate patterns, blood pressure and stress on the patient.Medical detox refers to controlled and medically supervised withdrawal. The withdrawal symptoms — agitation; anxiety; tremors; muscle aches; hot and cold flashes; sometimes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea — are not life-threatening, but are extremely uncomfortable. The intensity of the reaction depends on the dose and speed of withdrawal and depends on what drug or drugs a patient is detoxing from.
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What Drugs Require Medical Detox?
There are certain drugs that require detoxification without any exceptions, including:
- Beer (light and regular)
- Wine (all varietals)
- Liquor (every kind)
- Prescriptions drugs
Medical detox can make a difference between a life or death situation, help prevent emergency and prepare an individual struggling with substance abuse addiction for recovery treatment and ongoing counseling.
If This Is Your First Step, We Will Walk You Through It.
Medical Detox is the first step in the recovery process during which the body is cleansed of the toxins leftover by drug abuse. The end result of a successful medical detox is that the person, in a more comfortable way, no longer has any medical risks caused by no longer taking the drug or drinking alcohol.
During detox, individuals may experience unpleasant symptoms as the body withdrawals from the drugs on which they were addicted. Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the drug addiction. Throughout the detox process, clients are monitored around-the-clock by our trained medical teams. Detox nurses and/or physicians can also administer safe medications intended to ease the withdrawal symptoms according to their length of abuse, type of drug abused, and other important factors. For the best probability of long-term recovery, it is important that residential treatment immediately follow detox.
At Addiction Campuses, we provide medical detox that can include medication, doctor support, and therapy to make this time as comfortable as possible. We then ensure a smooth transition between detox and residential treatment.
Not All Drugs Require Medical Detox. Because Of This We Provide:
- Free detox pre-screenings
- Free detox assessments
- Admission into detox
- Medical and non-medical detox services
- Transition to inpatient or outpatient treatment
Let us help get you free of this addiction by getting you the treatment you need. Call now.
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